11-13-2018, 01:35 PM
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GD are nice soaps, a friend from EU sent me a sample of Magnolia some time ago. To be honest, they're no better than the four I mentioned above! I prefer them to the GD.
They're just overly hyped, the supply is limited (purposely causing artificial scarcity to keep demand in high levels or not) and they sell out fast. No wonder there is some craziness about them.
Imagine what will happen if Marco@Pannacrema decides to offer 10 Nuavias at each release. It's the same thing here.

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 11-13-2018, 02:04 PM
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(11-13-2018, 01:35 PM)nikos.a Wrote: GD are nice soaps, a friend from EU sent me a sample of Magnolia some time ago. To be honest, they're no better than the four I mentioned above! I prefer them to the GD.
They're just overly hyped, the supply is limited (purposely causing artificial scarcity to keep demand in high levels or not) and they sell out fast. No wonder there is some craziness about them.
Imagine what will happen if Marco@Pannacrema decides to offer 10 Nuavias at each release. It's the same thing here.

Chaos and anarchy would certainly ensue!!!

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 11-13-2018, 03:22 PM
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(11-13-2018, 01:35 PM)nikos.a Wrote: GD are nice soaps, a friend from EU sent me a sample of Magnolia some time ago. To be honest, they're no better than the four I mentioned above! I prefer them to the GD.
They're just overly hyped, the supply is limited (purposely causing artificial scarcity to keep demand in high levels or not) and they sell out fast. No wonder there is some craziness about them.
Imagine what will happen if Marco@Pannacrema decides to offer 10 Nuavias at each release. It's the same thing here.

or James decides to offer ten Wolfman razors at each release...

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 11-13-2018, 03:24 PM
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(11-13-2018, 12:33 PM)Ols67 Wrote:
(11-13-2018, 06:48 AM)ARGH Wrote:
(11-12-2018, 10:20 AM)Ols67 Wrote: ARGH,

Sweet pen, and wonderful writing!  I haven’t tried numbers 1, 2, 3, or 5...I need to work harder I think!  

What ink did you use there?

Thanks!

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Thank you, Matt! I am sure that you would really like all of those soaps. Unfortunately some of them (1 and 2 are not always easy to acquire). The ink is the Noodler's Red Black. I tried a few and this ink is one of my favorite. The other Noodler's ink that I also use very often is Socrates.

Cheers,
Alex

Noodler’s fan here...I am ordering it today!  Thanks Alex!

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Matt
You are most welcome!

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 12-15-2018, 02:41 PM
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 12-15-2018, 03:32 PM
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I will never, ever buy any product from Smythe - Hodges! Lying about his ingredients and all manner of shady business practices including interviewing himself are bad enough. But in my eyes his most serious offense against the community is Stolen Valor. I'm not military myself but I did lose my older brother in the Iraq War. Smythe Hodges tried to deny the facts that he lied about the whole thing. I've seen the proof and read his feeble excuses. He is a scumbag!

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 12-15-2018, 03:41 PM
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(12-15-2018, 03:32 PM)LAParker Wrote: I will never, ever buy any product from Smythe - Hodges! Lying about his ingredients and all manner of shady business practices including interviewing himself are bad enough. But in my eyes his most serious offense against the community is Stolen Valor. I'm not military myself but I did lose my older brother in the Iraq War. Smythe Hodges tried to deny the facts that he lied about the whole thing. I've seen the proof and read his feeble excuses. He is a scumbag!

Didn’t President Trump interview himself back in the day or something nuts like that? Bahahaha! Insanity!

On a more serious side of things...stolen valor?!?!? That is bad karma/juju any day of the week!

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 12-16-2018, 03:44 AM
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CRSW Glide Olfactory Hue
CRSW Glide Barbiere Sapone
CRSW Glide American Barbershop
CRSW Glide Winter
B&M Seville
XPEC unscented

CRSW Glide Barbiere Sapone ended my 5 year commitment with SMN. If CRSW Glide "unscented" skates in this winter, XPEC will be on "thin ice".

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 12-16-2018, 04:03 AM
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(12-16-2018, 03:44 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: CRSW Glide Olfactory Hue
CRSW Glide Barbiere Sapone
CRSW Glide American Barbershop
CRSW Glide Winter
B&M Seville
XPEC unscented

CRSW Glide Barbiere Sapone ended my 5 year commitment with SMN. If CRSW Glide "unscented" skates in this winter, XPEC will be on "thin ice".

Hi Jack! I like both the Barbiere Sapione and SMN, but it’s been to long for me to compare both side by side...I see some nice shaves on the horizon this week! I couldn’t resist trying out the RS-10 late last night and I used B&M’s Lavender. Amazing shave!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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 12-16-2018, 07:05 AM
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Mitchell's wool fat 
Mickey lee soap works Italian stallion 
Stroppe shoppe russian tea
Saponificio varesino 70th
Tiki fougere
Stirling glacial lemon chill

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 12-16-2018, 07:24 AM
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(12-16-2018, 07:05 AM)thefat98 Wrote: Mitchell's wool fat 
Mickey lee soap works Italian stallion 
Stroppe shoppe russian tea
Saponificio varesino 70th
Tiki fougere
Stirling glacial lemon chill


Too bad Stroppe Shoppe is gone, Russian Tea sounds good.
Lisa makes a Smoked Black Tea - quite nice, hmmm, maybe we need another thread on tea scented soaps?

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 12-16-2018, 09:11 AM
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I'm all over the map. Guess I like variety.

CRSW Barbiere Sapone
CRSW Winter
B&M Seville
WCS Gatsby #1
WK King of Bourbon

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 12-16-2018, 09:43 AM
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(12-16-2018, 07:24 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote:
(12-16-2018, 07:05 AM)thefat98 Wrote: Mitchell's wool fat 
Mickey lee soap works Italian stallion 
Stroppe shoppe russian tea
Saponificio varesino 70th
Tiki fougere
Stirling glacial lemon chill


Too bad Stroppe Shoppe is gone, Russian Tea sounds good.
Lisa makes a Smoked Black Tea - quite nice, hmmm, maybe we need another thread on tea scented soaps?

I have between 125-150 soaps and Russian tea is my absolute favorite. My grandmother makes it around Christmas time. Its a citrusy cinnamon scent that is amazing.

I really wish i bought 5 tubs before stroppe shoppe stopped making soap.

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 12-17-2018, 11:15 AM
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Top Six is difficult due to so many amazing artisans right now but here goes...

Grooming Dept
Decaration Grooming
Nuavia
CRSW
Mystic Water
Wholly Kaw

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 12-17-2018, 04:12 PM
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(12-16-2018, 09:11 AM)tubular Wrote: I'm all over the map. Guess I like variety.

CRSW Barbiere Sapone
CRSW Winter
B&M Seville
WCS Gatsby #1
WK King of Bourbon

That’s part of the fun! I think I need to use some MFW soon!

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 12-18-2018, 07:20 PM
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(12-16-2018, 03:44 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: CRSW Glide Olfactory Hue
CRSW Glide Barbiere Sapone
CRSW Glide American Barbershop
CRSW Glide Winter
B&M Seville
XPEC unscented

CRSW Glide Barbiere Sapone ended my 5 year commitment with SMN. If CRSW Glide "unscented" skates in this winter, XPEC will be on "thin ice".


Glide is in a league of it's own. Larry figured out a way to make a tallow based hard cream with outstanding scents. 

I don't blame you Jack

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 08-04-2019, 03:12 PM
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Man! It’s crazy how less than a year can change ones top six almost entirely...happy to say I am pretty much set with very little desire to try anything new (the exception being the MT Dark Limes...I may pick some of that up before too long)!

Current top six, three tallow base and three without:

1. Ralph Lauren Safari (discontinued)
2. I coloniali Mango (discontinued)
3. Old Spice (discontinued)
4. Art of Shaving Sandalwood (tallow/discontinued)
5. Martin De Candre (they are all wonderful)
6. Nuavia (I like the black and the blue)

Those are the real standouts for me...the immediate contenders beyond Nuavia in no particular order: Shannon’s Soaps Coconut-Lime Goat Milk Edition, Sebum, Eufros, Wholly Kaw Donkey Milk Edition, Stirling Soaps, Tabac, Mitchell’s Wool Fat, and I still think very highly of Carthusia Uomo!

Anyone else have significant changes to their top six?

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 08-04-2019, 05:06 PM
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I inspired myself to do an impromptu shave with MDC Rose...truly beautiful...I am a mess!

I used the Star Model 100 loaded with a Personna 74 on its 7th use, and I finished it off with Eufros Rosa-Oud balm. What a delight! BBBS results with zero nicks, weepers, or irritation!

Every time I use Martin De Candre, I ask myself why I use anything else?!?! I always seem to get a fantastic lather, it doesn’t dry out my face, it doesn’t dry on my face, the shaves are stupendous, and I enjoy the scents.

I hope that everyone has a great week!

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 08-04-2019, 07:58 PM
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I've not paid any attention to the substance of this thread, but the penmanship--from all of you who contributed--is awesome. As a 63 year-old, I can safely say my penmanship 50 years ago was much better than today, even though my worst grade in elementary school was "Penmanship." After many decades of depending on a human assistant, and then an assistant and a keyboard, I don't even handwrite addresses on envelopes for mailing; I create a Word document with the addressee and my return address, print it, and tape it to an envelope. I plan to refocus on penmanship when I retire, first with ballpoints, and then with finer instruments.

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 08-05-2019, 05:46 AM
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(08-04-2019, 07:58 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: I've not paid any attention to the substance of this thread, but the penmanship--from all of you who contributed--is awesome. As a 63 year-old, I can safely say my penmanship 50 years ago was much better than today, even though my worst grade in elementary school was "Penmanship." After many decades of depending on a human assistant, and then an assistant and a keyboard, I don't even handwrite addresses on envelopes for mailing; I create a Word document with the addressee and my return address, print it, and tape it to an envelope. I plan to refocus on penmanship when I retire, first with ballpoints, and then with finer instruments.

The nicest writing ballpoint pen that I have ever used is the Pentel EnerGel Deluxe RTX Liquid Gel Ink Pen, and I typically use the .7mm. They also have a finer writing pen in a .5mm needlepoint which is also quite a nice!

They are easily purchased off of Amazon.

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